11 Best Instagrams from the Steven Klein x NARS Party at Alder Manor

If Instagram is any indication, Tuesday night’s Steven Klein x NARS party at Alder Manor in Yonkers was a wild one.

How do you get a bunch of New York City dwellers to trek to Yonkers for a party on a Tuesday? Make sure the party is being thrown by Steven Klein x NARS in celebration of Klein’s collaboration (forthcoming) with François Nars, invite some of downtown’s coolest, partygoers including designers, models, super models, and It-kids like Alexander Wang, Andreja Pejic, Chloe Nørgaard, Amanda Lepore, Anja Rubik, Hanne Gaby Odiele, Natalie Joos, Harry Brant, Tao Okamoto, Anna Ewers, Daria Strokous, Sky Ferreira, Coco Rocha, Pat Cleveland, Susanne Bartsch, and Stephanie Seymour. Throw in an immersive experience produced by Etienne Russo, and you have yourself a manor full of artful installations featuring nearly-unclothed, made up models.


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Celebs Toast Inspiring Son of Undocumented Immigrants – Recipient of Perry Moore Hero Fund Scholarship

Hunter Hill and Julianne Moore at the Perry Moore HERO Fund Second Annual Scholarship Fundraiser. All photos: Presley Ann Slack/PMc.

Julianne Moore, Andy Cohen, Allison Sarofim, Stuart Parr, and Hunter Hill host  a fundraiser for the Perry Moore Hero Fund, with Francisco Costa, Tatum O”Neal, Dean Winters, and more in attendance.

The Perry Moore HERO Fund was founded in 2011 by Hunter Hill in partnership with the Hetrick-Martin Institute, to continue the work by Perry Moore to promote tolerance, strength, and understanding within the LGBTQ community, and honor his legacy. Moore worked through his life to spread tolerance and empowerment. The fund was named after HERO, Moore”s book about a gay superhero, that continues to touch lives. Honored at the fundraiser was Christian Sanchez, who graduates today from LaGuardia Community College after overcoming a difficult immigration to the U.S. from Mexico, and an abusive, LGBTQ-intolerant father. He is the first in his family to graduate from college. His inspiring story brought tears to the eyes of those in the room.

Stuart Parr generously opened his historic Tribeca home, the Marble House, to host the second annual fundraiser event. The actress Julianne Moore, Allison Sarofim, Stuart Parr, HMI executive director Thomas Krever, and Bravo’s Andy Cohen joined the Hero Fund founder (and BlackBook publisher) Hunter Hill to host the evening, with guests that included Calvin Klein creative director Francisco Costa, designer Cynthia Rowley, Sally Singer, Stefano Tonchi, Peter Davis, Richard Phillips, Josephine Meckseper, Jessica Joffe, Pamela Hanson, Andre Saraiva, Tatum O’Neal, Samantha Mathis, Dean Winters, Rich Graff, Ted Allen, Ann Dexter-Jones, Anh Duong, Todd DiCiurcio, Mickey Boardman, Rachelle Hruska MacPherson and Sean MacPherson, Bill Powers, David Maupin, Dominique Levy, Eileen Guggenheim, Yvonne Force Villareal, Pippa Cohen, Jennifer Sample, Todd Eberle, Glenn O’Brien, Donna D’Cruz, Oberon Sinclair, Jon Bond, Ben Shaul, and BlackBook’s Evanly Schindler, Jacob Brown and Anne Christensen, among others.

The evening’s guests enjoyed passed hors d’eouvres from Phil Winser’s The Fat Radish, specialty cocktails made with Blackwell Rum’s Goldeneye, and gift bags provided by LAFCO best online casino NY Luxury Home. TOD’s supported the evening.

To contribute to the Perry Moore Hero Fund, click here.

Julianne Moore and Allison Sarofim

Hunter Hill, Allison Sarofim, Julianne Moore, Stuart Parr

Francisco Costa and Stuart Parr

Christian Sanchez

Andre Saraiva

Stefano Tonchi

Mickey Boardman

Andy Cohen, Allison Sarofim, Hunter Hill, Julianne Moore

BlackBook Fashion Director at Large, Anne Christensen

Cynthia Rowley

Christian Sanchez and Hunter Hill

Julianne Moore and Hunter Hill

BlackBook Executive Editor Jacob Brown

Jessica Joffe

Christian Sanchez and Julianne Moore

Josephine Meckseper and Hunter Hill

Pamela Hanson and Hunter Hill

Peter Davis

Andrew Pope and Pia Wallgren

Samantha Mathis

Stuart Parr, Parker Parr, Allison Sarofim

Tatum O”Neal and Hunter Hill

Stuart Parr and BlackBook Founder Evanly Schindler

Cynthia Rowley and Hunter Hill

Celebs Come Out For Dom Pérignon Rosé Vintage 2004 Bash

Many of the boldest-faced names in art, fashion and society came out Friday evening to literally toast the unveiling of Dom Perignon Rosé Vintage 2004. Indeed, the fabled champagne house gathered the likes of Timo Weiland, Cyril Duval, Amanda Lepore, Vikram Chatwal, Pippa Cohen, Sean MacPherson and Ivy Supersonic at the Walter de Maria Studio space for a truly multi-sensory experience.

Nightlife goddess Susanne Bartsch produced and directed the madcap theatrical ensemble Rosé Cabaret, while Johnny Dynell took to the decks. The late artist de Maria’s historic home was transformed into a Dom Pérignon “Kingdom”, where a week-long series of related experiences will take place.

Dom Pérignon hosts Kingdom - Rosé Cabaret Party Launching Dom Pérignon Rosé 2004

Dom Pérignon hosts Kingdom - Rosé Cabaret Party Launching Dom Pérignon Rosé 2004

Dom Pérignon hosts Kingdom - Rosé Cabaret Party Launching Dom Pérignon Rosé 2004

10 Dumb Outfits #NYFW Street Stylers Wore in the Freezing Cold

Photo: Julien Boudet/BFAnyc.com

New York during Fashion Week in February is exciting, glamorous, and…freezing. With arctic blast after arctic blast hitting the island like a wrecking ball, it’s hard to remember a time when a Moncler puffer was not needed. For these fashion loving street walkers, weather seems to not be an issue. If you’re truly dedicated to the art of wearing fashion, the elements of the world just seem to disappear! Impractical things miraculously become practical and freezing temperatures magically heat up. All jokes aside, we just hope that all of these #NYFW attendees don’t spend too much time posing for photos and get themselves inside by a fireplace stat. (Watch the faux furs, they are highly flammable.)

1. I guess we should just start saying “It’s spring somewhere” instead of “It’s 5-o-clock somewhere.” #NumbLegsNEW YORK FASHION WEEK #NYFW Street Style - DAY 4Photo: Julien Boudet/BFAnyc.com 

2. We’re not in Beverly Hills anymore, miss Gigi my love. Cover up that amazing body. Sorry, it’s cold. NEW YORK FASHION WEEK #NYFW Street Style - DAY 2Photo: Julien Boudet/BFAnyc.com

3. We know the fashion industry is tough, but this takes it to an entirely new level.  NEW YORK FASHION WEEK #NYFW Street Style - DAY 5Photo: Julien Boudet/BFAnyc.com

4. Should’ve asked that Ouija Board on your clutch if you should’ve worn pants out. It would’ve say YES. #NumbLegsNEW YORK FASHION WEEK #NYFW Street Style - DAY 4Photo: Julien Boudet/BFAnyc.com

5. What beautiful intricate leather gloves…until you scuff a model and make her bleed. MADE FASHION WEEK presents: LEXUS Street Style - DAY SIXPhoto: Ryan Kobane/BFAnyc.com

6. When it feels like -11 degrees outside the last thing you want to feel is your bare arms! In which case you wouldn’t if you were the girl on the right, because they would go numb. #NumbArms NEW YORK FASHION WEEK #NYFW Street Style - DAY 5Photo: Julien Boudet/BFAnyc.com

7. Lucky’s editor doesn’t need snow boots to play in the snow. She doesn’t even need pants! #NumbLegs NEW YORK FASHION WEEK #NYFW Street Style - DAY 3Photo: Julien Boudet/BFAnyc.com

8. I got a blank space baby, and ill write your name. #NumbLegs NEW YORK FASHION WEEK #NYFW Street Style | DAY 3Photo: Leandro Justen/BFAnyc.com

9. I get you’re trying to pull off the gladiator look, but gladiators wore a lot more armor than that! #NumbLegs NEW YORK FASHION WEEK #NYFW Street Style - DAY 4Photo: Julien Boudet/BFAnyc.com

10. Spotted: Lily Van Der Woodsen not wearing pants in below freezing weather with a mystery man who is NOT Rufus. #NumbLegs NEW YORK FASHION WEEK #NYFW Street Style | DAY 3Photo: Leandro Justen/BFAnyc.com

Food Cognoscenti Parties for Season 3 of Eric Ripert’s ‘Avec Eric’

Braving ice-sheeted streets and Arctic gusts, the culinary cognoscenti gathered Monday evening at The Hole gallery on the Bowery to fete the new season of superstar chef Eric Ripert’s Avec Eric—which launches February 28 on The Cooking Channel.

As the thrilling and actually at times quite hilarious preview reel revealed, Ripert’s latest adventures had taken him to South Korea and various corners of Australia. The venerated but always cool Le Bernardin culinary artiste can be seen catching sharks, dodging crocodiles, and braving 3am wakeup calls in ancient Buddhist temples.

Nilou Motamed, Eric Ripert, Gail Simmons, Justin Barocas

“It was a dream come true,” he beamed to the assembled. “I came back inspired.”

Conspicuously missing was Ripert’s oft partner in mischief Anthony Bourdain—who was likely off somewhere in Bratislava downing flaming shots of Becherovka with the locals.

But Ripert himself, surely glad to be back in NYC, thanked his family and Le Bernardin staff for “tolerating” his travels.

And the lamb sliders were aces.

Avec Eric - Crowd Watching Preview


Trend Watch: Bubbles Are Chic Again

All images by Ken Goodman

Sodastream has had a trying year. In the wake of last year’s Gaza conflict, boycotts erupted over the company’s West Bank presence, causing them to announce the 2015 closure of their factory there. The stock price thusly took a big hit.

SodaStream Source machine event display 4. Credit Ken Goodman

But determinedly turning the focus back to their products, they’ve teamed up with superstar chef Paul Liebrandt (Corton, The Elm), he of the two Michelin stars and the 2011 HBO documentary A Matter of Taste: Serving Up Paul Liebrandt. And in defiance of the so-called blizzard of 2015, the NYC cognoscenti gathered at distinctly aroma-therapied Gramercy Park Hotel Terrace Tuesday evening to sample the, um, fruits of that partnership.

Chef Paul Liebrandt with guest. Credit Ken Goodman

Indeed, at least four (perhaps five or six—we’d actually lost count) bars turned out joyously fizzy cocktails—we were all about the Pimms—while teetotalers sipped the booze free versions of Liebrandt’s electrifyingly tasty new Sparkling Gourmet line. Divided into three categories, flowers, fruits and herbs, they’re as fun as they are flavorful: just pop a Nespresso-like container into one of Sodastream’s cooly retro-mod seltzer makers, and you’re on your way to hours of bubblicious liquid merriment.

Considering the palpable effervescence of the assembled, we’re pretty sure they’ve got a hit on their hands.

Sparkling gourmet flavor capsules 2. Credit Ken Goodman


Oh! You Pretty Things to Celebrate Fifth Anniversary

By 2010, Misshapes was gone, Motherfucker was but a memory. And while the former’s Geordon, Greg and Leigh are now rocking the fashion world, and the latter’s Justine D is getting her saucepan on with her utterly groovy food blog, MoFo’s Michael T has kept the trash fabulous party train rolling for another five years.


And so comes this Sunday night at Le Poisson Rouge the big 5th anniversary party for Oh! You Pretty Things, which T hosts along with Benjamin Ickies, Twig the Wonderkid, and Kayvon Zand. Expect the glam-punk-multi-media-fashion-burlesque-supercalifragilism to be at an all time high.

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On the decks will be Twig, Super Morgan, Brett Burton, and Ms. Cal, with live sets by Shiro & The Raw Dogs, Mother Feather, and Manhattan’s fave electro cabaret trio NOIR. And, of course, from corner to corner, more Bowiemania than you ever thought you could take in.

Turn to the left!

NOIR, “Timephase” (PBK & Artemis K Remix)

This Is How You Can Look Like the Eternally Un-Aging Jennifer Lopez

 Photo: Matteo Prandoni/BFAnyc.com

Jennifer Lopez has a lot of things on her to-do list, and apparently, aging is not one of them. The superstar showed up to this year’s Golden Globes boasting her fabulous globes for the globe to see — and nobody was complaining. At 45-years-old, Jenny has come a long way from the block, but she definitely isn’t showing it. With no wrinkle in sight, one may wonder how after 45 years of living on this earth with its pollution JLO has only chiseled abs and luscious locks to show for it.

2014 American Music Awards - ArrivalsJennifer wearing a daring nude strappy gown showing off her rock hard abs. Photo: John Salangsang/BFAnyc.com

Let’s face it, to look like Jennifer Lopez you’re going to have to workout like Jennifer Lopez. Her trainer of choice is of course Tracy Anderson. The star is said to constantly work out with cardio including biking, running, boxing and the stair master. Never skipping a beat, JLO does not go two days without breaking a sweat. Simple enough, right?

No. You must also have a strict diet if you want to have that radiant glow that Jen has. This diet includes absolutely no sugar or salt. Also you’ve gotta give up your alcohol and those pesky cigarettes.

John-Salangsang-2Bursting out in blue. Jennifer’s heating things up like blue fire in this sparkly gown. Photo: John Salangsang/BFAnyc.com

VANITY FAIR OSCAR PARTY 2012 - Red Carpet ArrivalsNever one to shy away from showing her perfectly glistened skin, Jennifer ops for sleeves but still shows the cleav’. Photo: Billy Farrell/BFAnyc.com

When it comes to her skin. the star told Allure that “I get my cleanser from my dermatologist. I need a great cleanser because I’ve had to wear a lot of makeup for so many years. I use a very mild makeup remover and a very basic sunscreen-moisturizer combo, and I try to get lots of sleep.”

You can easily try all of the above steps and in 20 years see where it gets you. But, let’s face it, with all her millions in the bank Jennifer surely secretly scurries to the world’s best doctors for some laser-encouraged tightening and lifting, scalpel or not.

MatteoNeed I say more? Jennifer’s white hot outfit at a Golden Globe after party. Photo: Matteo Prandoni/BFAnyc.com

7 Cities, 10 Fabulous New Year’s Eve Parties, Part 2

Above image: The Ham Yard Bar

We say it every year: “We’re staying in on New Year’s Eve!” Yet even with the threat of every embarrassingly sozzled Tom, Dick and Henrietta out there joining the heaving party circus that is the final night of the year, we always wind up giving in and hitting the town to mark another flip of the Anno Domini calendar.

This year, alas, we’ll be knocking back flaming shots of Becherovka with a cadre of Eastern European spooks in an underground lair in suburban Budapest. But we’ve also compiled a list of, shall we say, less insalubrious options to suit your more cultivated tastes. And with so many glamorous new hotels on the scene, we vigorously recommend checking into one in your own home city, where your fellow cognoscenti will be running up the Bolly bills whilst pretending like it’s actually a NYE weekend getaway.


W Hollywood Living Room image

Why play coy in Hollywood? The decadence never winds down at W’s West Coast HQ of magnificent mayhem, and on NYE the party will snake all throughout the hotel, from ground floor to roof. The NYElectric 2015 bash takes over The Loft and the Rooftop Wet Deck (rezzies at 323.604.6030), while SHINE ON occupies The Living Room and Great Room (rezzies at Sarah@madenightlife.com). It’s top DJ talent and premium boozing all the way round. And young HWood star sightings virtually assured.


Chucks Hard Rock Chicago

If you were naughty in 2014, it’s hard to imagine a hastily made resolution is going to change your course. Rather best, then, to just ratchet up the misbehaving, and deal with the consequences at a later date. And Chicago’s Hard Rock will be the place to, erm, rock hard this NYE…as they will be teaming up with Playboy for a formal masquerade ball. 2013 Playmate of the Year Raquel Pomplun and Miss October 2013 Carly Lauren will play host, with DJ Crystal Ellis bringing the tunes. $125/pp, $450 VIP. Rezzies at www.ChicagoNYEparty.com.



You know who you are. You’d rather leave the morning-after porcelain-hugging to someone else, and begin the new year knowing you’ve schmoozed your way to a potentially more prosperous 2015. So opt for cultivated cocktailing at the The Allis lobby lounge at the buzzy new Chicago outpost of Soho House. $45 includes a glass of champagne, four small plates, and the company of Chicago’s media and cultural cognoscenti. Casual dinner can be had at SH’s Chicken Shop or Pizza East. For reservations, jayne.davis@sohohouse.com.


Firmdale Ham Yard Restaurant

Those bringers of the fabulous at Firmdale have done it again. Their new Ham Yard Hotel is like a micro neighborhood in itself, perched between the rocker grit of Soho and the pulchritudinous posh of Mayfair. The hotel’s eponymous and very fashionable restaurant is eschewing the standard exorbitant prix fixe for an a-la-carte menu including such verbose delights as Goat’s curd, mulled wine poached pear, parsnip, Medjool dates & salsa verde, and Blythborough pork loin, celeriac, Swiss chard, roast beetroot & malt essence (Got that?). The in-house bowling alley will be open to guests and diners only (rezzies a must)—so ring in 2015 with a killer 7-10 split conversion. Spend New Year’s Day in recovery at the Soholistic Spa and the Press Juice Bar at Ham Yard Village. Bookings, 020 3642 1007, restaurant@hamyardhotel.com.



It took 15 years, but Ian Schrager has finally staked out ground again in Blighty’s capital. And at his newish London EDITION, DJ Matt White’s Catch A Groove takes over the Basement nightclub this NYE, with a live performance by Omar, and additional sets by DJ Skinz and Steve Runningman. Those with less clamorous celebratory ambitions can book a table at the hotel’s swish Berners Tavern, where the NYE menu includes such nouveau-indigenous yummers as Slow Cooked Ham Hock and Creedy Carver Duck. Dinner, £95/pp early, £170/pp after 9:30pm.